Enroll in the Cloud Solution Provider program

Applies to

  • Partner Center

Get started

To enroll in the Cloud Solution Provider program, you first need an MPN ID. Don’t have one yet? Join here.

When you fill out the CSP application, you will need your MPN ID, complete business address, bank information, and the work email for the employee who will act as the admin for the Partner Dashboard.

Decide which CSP model works for you and complete the application.

It can take us several days to review and verify the information you’ve provided. We’ll email you when we’ve completed our review.

Important
A CSP partner cannot resell online services to another CSP partner, currently. This restriction only appies to the tenant used for conducting CSP transactions. CSP partners who use a non-csp tenant for their corporate useage can puchase online services from another CSP partner. Microsoft continuously reviews policies and capabilites of all programs. Any news about feature releases will be announced through the usual communications channels including the Partner Dashboard.

Enroll as an indirect reseller

  1. Once you have enrolled as an indirect reseller, you need to find an indirect provider to work with. The provider you work with will send customers your way, will manage software purchases that you can sell, and take care of customer billing and support, allowing you to focus on building your reseller business.

  2. Your global admin should set up your account in the Partner Dashboard. The global admin can add your organization’s employees who will be working in the Partner Dashboard, assign them roles and permissions depending on what work they will be doing, and set up the organization profile.

  3. Your employees will receive an email with their temporary passwords. They should sign into the Partner Dashboard and change their password. They can then start working.

  4. The employee assigned the role of business profile admin should set up your business profile so that you can receive referrals for customers.

Enroll as a direct partner

As a direct partner, you own the end-to-end relationship with your customer and with Microsoft.

  • Once you have enrolled and met the acceptance criteria as a direct partner, your global admin can set up your account, add employees, assign them roles and permissions according to their work, and set up the organization profile.

  • If you have been working with customers who you want to continue to work with through the Partner Dashboard, you will need to associate them to your account in the Partner Dashboard. Microsoft can then connect your billing and invoicing to them.

Note
The requirements to become a direct partner have recently been changed and will take effect as of August 31, 2018. Direct partners will need to meet the new requirements as of their next enrollment period after August 31, 2018.

New expanded requirements:

Support

  • Expand your support capabilities by purchasing one-on-one, prioritized cloud support with a Microsoft Advanced Support for Partners package. Or, choose a Microsoft Premier Support for Partners package to access the complete catalog of proactive services, 24/7 elevated break/fix support, and technical account management across cloud, hybrid, and on-premises.

Services

  • Demonstrate that you provide at least one managed service, IP service, or customer solution application. Learn more about adding managed services

  • Meet the minimum infrastructure capabilities, such as billing and provisioning. We are monitoring annual performance to confirm that direct bill partners who meet these requirements are demonstrating steady business growth. There are no specific performance goals in place at this time, but Microsoft may implement a performance bar in the future.

  • An active Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) ID for the location you want to sell in

Availability by market
Brazil
Canada
India
Japan
Korea
New Zealand
Russia
Taiwan
United States
Australia, Fiji
Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela
Åland Islands, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bouvet Island, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jan Mayen, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Faroe Islands
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia (FYROM), Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
American Samoa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna

Billing currencies by country

Your geographic location determines the currency in which you are billed, as shown in the following table. Note that due to tax and legal implications, if you want to use a different billing currency, you'll need to create a new tenant and specify that currency.

Currency Country
USD Albania and Sint Eustatius, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Burundi, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macao SAR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Rwanda, Saba, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.
TWD Taiwan
SEK Sweden
INR India
RUB Russia
NZD New Zealand, Vanuatu
NOK Jan Mayen, Norway, Svalbard
KRW Korea
JPY Japan
GBP Isle of Man, Jersey, United Kingdom
EUR Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bouvet Island, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg/Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain
DKK Denmark
CHF Switzerland
CAD Canada
AUD Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna.